|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2004|
Sturkomyia inexpecta gen. et spec. nov. from New Zealand is described and illustrated, and its systematic position is analyzed and discussed. Starkomyia appears to be another recent southern hemisphere representative of the enigmatic sciaroids that cannot be assigned to any of the recognized family-group taxa of the Sciaroidea. It is hypothesized to be the sister-group of a Glade including the Heterotricha and Ohakunea groups, Sciaridae, Rangomaramidae and Cecidomyiidae. The significance of particular wing veins for the evaluation of phylogenetic relationships within the Sciaroidea is critically discussed.